Here we go, Spinning Music’s first annual list of the top 25 Spinning tunes of the year, judged on sheer spintensity.
1. Disturbia – Rihanna
2. Viva la Vida – Coldplay
3. Just Dance – Lady GaGa (feat. Colby O’Donis)
4. Dangerous – Kardinal Offishall
5. Going Wrong – Armin van Buuren (with DJ Shah feat. Chris Jones)
6. Bounce with Me – Kreesha Turner
7. Beat It – Fall Out Boy (feat. John Mayer)
8. If I Were a Boy – Beyonce
9. Old School – Hedley
10. Pop Culture (GYR8 Remix) – Creature
11. Give it 2 Me (Paul Oakenfold Edit) – Madonna
12. Shake It – Metro Station
13. I’m Ready – Wyclef Jean
14. I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry
15. Sober – P!nk
16. Free Fallin’ (Live) – John Mayer
17. 4 Minutes – Madonna (feat. Justin Timberlake and Timbaland)
18. Pocketful of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield
19. Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
20. In and Out of Love – Armin van Buuren (feat. Sharon den Adel)
21. Forever – Chris Brown
22. Beautiful U R – Deborah Cox
23. Black & Gold (Marcussen Album Version) – Sam Sparro
24. Let It Rock – Kevin Rudolf and L’il Wayne
25. Over the Rainbow – Jason Castro
Now, there are some great songs that were popular in 2008 but are missing from the list, songs like Piece of Me – Britney Spears, Money Honey – State of Shock, Big Girls Don’t Cry – Fergie, Tongue Tied – Faber Drive, Fake It – Seether, Paralyzer – Finger Eleven, Seven Day Fool – Jully Black, and Yellow Brick Road – Raine Maida. All of them were on my initial shortlist, but they didn’t meet the one requirement: the song had to be released in North America (Canada and/or the United States) in 2008. All of these songs came out in 2007.
How about playlists? On December 31 I’ll post the Top 5 Spinning Music Playlists of 2008 (by number of views).
Would love to see your class Laurie! Thanks,
Well, I think my class went great! I did use your back to back hill climb idea–normally I just use one longer song (4+ minutes), but I think the extra 2-3 minutes (2 songs) really pushed the class. Oh and the sprints (I call them speed intervals) with one song pushing rather than truly sprinting for the interval. If you are interested, I’ll post the class I did. :) Happy Holidays to you too!
If you do a search on this blog for the song titles you want to use, each playlist where I used them will come up with the drill explained. I’d be happy to put our heads together to create something new. My last ride of the year is going to be a “Best of 2008” ride as well.
This is just the list I was looking for! I love doing themes for my classes and I wanted to do a “Best of 2008” class. I might need to pick your mind for new drills–I feel like I need to change things up a bit. Thanks!